Welcome to Ventura County's official EVRT (Emergency Volunteer Response Team) page. Bookmark this page for information regarding the Emergency evacuation of animals in Ventura County.
***THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO MAJOR COUNTY EMERGENCIES***
***THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO ANIMAL EVACUATION ORDERS***
History: After the devastating "Wheeler" Fire of 1985, the Ventura County department of Animal Services (VCAS) brought together a number of horse owners, enthusiasts and experts to form a large-animal rescue response group subsequently known as EVRT (Emergency Volunteer Response Team). Since that time there have fortunately only been a few incidents requiring activation of this group.
Volunteer: If you are interested in becoming an EVRT Volunteer through Ventura County Animal Services, please click here (link coming soon) to begin the application process.